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February 07, 2005 13:30 ET

Verizon Wireless Launches New BlackBerry 7250 For Mobile Professionals


NEWS RELEASE TRANSMITTED BY CCNMatthews

FOR: RESEARCH IN MOTION

NASDAQ SYMBOL: RIMM
TSX SYMBOL: RIM

AND VERIZON WIRELESS

NYSE SYMBOL: VZ

FEBRUARY 7, 2005 - 13:30 ET

Verizon Wireless Launches New BlackBerry 7250 For
Mobile Professionals

The BlackBerry 7250 Offers Verizon Wireless Customers An Easy Way To
Stay Connected With Increased Memory and Full HTML Web Browsing

BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 7,
2005) -

Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ), the nation's leading wireless provider, and
Research In Motion (RIM)(NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced the new
BlackBerry 7250 Wireless Handheld™ will be available in all Verizon
Wireless stores Feb. 11. Perfect for mobile professionals seeking
flexibility and the latest in wireless technology, this powerful
handheld features built in phone, Bluetooth® support for use with a
head set or car kit, a brighter full color screen, increased memory and
full HTML Web browsing. The BlackBerry 7250 is available immediately
from Verizon Wireless.

The Blackberry 7250 is a must have for mobile professionals who want to
manage their information and remain connected to people via a single,
integrated device. Its ergonomic design and lightweight feel fits
comfortably in the palm of the hand. The BlackBerry 7250 provides access
to Verizon Wireless' CDMA 1X NationalAccess nationwide network.

With the BlackBerry 7250, Verizon Wireless customers can stay on top of
their e-mail and appointments wherever they go within the Verizon
Wireless NationalAccess coverage area. Using the device's full wireless
Personal Information Management (PIM) synchronization, customers can
enjoy automatic wireless synchronization of their calendars, contacts,
emails and tasks.

The BlackBerry 7250 from Verizon Wireless is an indispensable tool
offering mobile professionals increased memory capabilities and
push-based wireless architecture that delivers messages automatically to
a customer's device without prompting or downloading. Offering all the
benefits of a PC without the wires, this all-in-one device is equipped
with full HTML Web browsing and appeals to every customer's needs by
offering enhanced e-mail attachment viewing supported by popular file
formats (including: Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF,
WordPerfect, ASCII, JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG and TIFF).

The new BlackBerry 7250 from Verizon Wireless also comes equipped with a
large, easy-to-use QWERTY keyboard with highlighted number keys and a
bright backlight screen that supports over 65,000 colors.

Additional features of the BlackBerry 7250 from Verizon Wireless
include(i):

- Enhanced memory with 32MB of flash memory and 4MB of SRAM for storing
messages, calendar appointments and pictures.

- Support for 800/1900 MHz CDMA2000 1X network.

- Over 3 hours of talk time or 8 days of standby time.

- Wireless integration with multiple existing email accounts including
Microsoft® Exchange, IBM Lotus® Domino™ and/or popular ISP email
accounts.

BlackBerry integrates hardware, software and service, providing an
end-to-end wireless solution. For corporate customers, BlackBerry
Enterprise Server™ software tightly integrates with Microsoft
Exchange or IBM Lotus Domino and works with existing enterprise systems
to enable secure, push-based, wireless access to email and other
corporate data.

For individuals, BlackBerry Internet Service™ provides an
Internet-based email interface that allows users to access multiple
existing corporate and/or personal email accounts from a single
BlackBerry handheld without the need for server software.

The BlackBerry 7250 is available for $349.99 with a 2-year customer
agreement. Customers signing up for the unlimited BlackBerry email
service and a Verizon Wireless voice plan of $39.99 or higher prior to
March 31, 2005 will receive a $100.00 instant rebate when they purchase
their Blackberry 7250 at over 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications
Stores or any of over 500 Verizon Wireless Communications stores in
Circuit City, Best Buy, participating RadioShack locations or on the
Internet at www.verizonwireless.com

(i) Certain features may require BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless
network, serving 43.8 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in
Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon
Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more
information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To receive
broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log on
to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at
www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Research In Motion

Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of
innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications
market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and
services that support multiple wireless network standards, Research In
Motion provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to
time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging,
Internet and intranet-based applications. Research In Motion technology
also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers
to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to
data. Research In Motion's portfolio of award-winning products, services
and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around
the world and include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the Research
In Motion Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development
tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded
in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, Research In Motion operates
offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Research In Motion is
listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock
Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or
www.blackberry.com.

Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the
"safe harbor" provisions of the United States Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used herein, words such as "intend"
and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
statements. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by
and information available to Research In Motion Limited. Investors are
cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to
differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward
looking statements include, without limitation, possible product defects
and product liability, risks related to international sales and
potential foreign currency exchange fluctuations, the initiation or
outcome of litigation, acts or potential acts of terrorism,
international conflicts, significant fluctuations of quarterly operating
results, changes in Canadian and foreign laws and regulations, continued
acceptance of RIM's products, increased levels of competition,
technological changes and the successful development of new products,
dependence on third-party networks to provide services, dependence on
intellectual property rights and other risks and factors detailed from
time to time in RIM's periodic reports filed with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory authorities.
The Company has no intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.

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the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.
RIM, Research In Motion and BlackBerry are registered with the U.S.
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